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    How much travel, as measured at the shock itself?

    How much travel, as measured at the shock itself?
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    I find it interesting how many different plane...

    I find it interesting how many different plane designs, Huskys and RANS S-7's to name just two, eventually come around to the fact that what they REALLY need is some derivation of cub style gear! ...
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    We have been getting hammered in SE Idaho also....

    We have been getting hammered in SE Idaho also. Winter finally arrived!
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    So when will the 31" Airstreaks come out? Made...

    So when will the 31" Airstreaks come out? Made for a lighter gross weight plane, like mine. I'm ready anytime they want to make me a pair.
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    That'd be a good start, except for possible...

    That'd be a good start, except for possible pooling in low spots. If I was a plumbing contractor down there, I'd offer two price points. One for simply repairing it how it was, and a higher one (but...
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    I understand why the water lines are run the way...

    I understand why the water lines are run the way they are down there, as opposed to up north. But after this, if I was a homeowner whose ceiling collapsed after a burst pipe, rather then put it all...
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    Looked like aluminum or maybe Lexan in a somewhat...

    Looked like aluminum or maybe Lexan in a somewhat airfoil shape around the shocks, hard to see, a guess.
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    HA! I won't do that, but at some point I will...

    HA! I won't do that, but at some point I will share my findings with my fellow RANS S-7S pilots, who are hauling around those big spinners for no reason other than they look cool, and they think it...
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    Looks like you faired the shocks.....?

    Looks like you faired the shocks.....?
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    It was a cheap enough experiment, (forget the...

    It was a cheap enough experiment, (forget the hours of labor, fitting etc.) but yielded absolutely no speed increase, so back on the wall it goes. Besides adding a bit over 2 pounds, it also made the...
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    A couple days ago I was driving by one of our...

    A couple days ago I was driving by one of our large wind farms, in perfect conditions for icing, judging by the road conditions. They were all churning away, I'd expect these up here are anti ice...
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    Cooling drag, turbulence around the cowl with...

    Cooling drag, turbulence around the cowl with that big gap, who knows, I will find out, probably not a huge amount but just a little less can't hurt. The Swiss Muffler (goggle it) is an additional...
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    A county gravel road, 1.5 miles to a paved 2 lane...

    A county gravel road, 1.5 miles to a paved 2 lane rd., then down the mountain and 3 minutes later I can get on I-15, and another 10 miles it joins with I-86. Point being, a great mix of boonie living...
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    That above picture (T-Craft, pert sure) ) tells...

    That above picture (T-Craft, pert sure) ) tells me, if that was my cowl, that a big spinner would be perhaps counter productive, that cowl was made for a skull cap or even no spinner. As opposed to...
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    That above picture tells me, if that was my cowl,...

    That above picture tells me, if that was my cowl, that a big spinner would be perhaps counter productive, that cowl was made for a skull cap or even no spinner. As opposed to the cowl gap I have...
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    JUST a crush plate, but a fancy anodized and...

    JUST a crush plate, but a fancy anodized and engraved one, first time I've seen that! That laser, water jet, or CNC 'd?
    Half the reason I'm continuing with this is I want to prove to myself I can...
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    That never occured to me, and I can see how that...

    That never occured to me, and I can see how that could work. Right now my holes are tight/perfect all around, so no adjustment is possible. Determining which way to nudge it a bit would be easy...
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    A little known fact: Fastenal has a shipping...

    A little known fact: Fastenal has a shipping service. This came up on a Kubota tractor forum I'm on, when I needed to ship a backhoe bucket. They use their normal freight trucks they supply their...
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    I got my 12" spinner on the RANS, and it has a...

    I got my 12" spinner on the RANS, and it has a SLIGHT wobble. Whether or not there is a allowable minor wobble tolerance, or if all other spinners are absolutely true I don't know. I do know I will...
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    I had a used spinner backing plate that was...

    I had a used spinner backing plate that was already drilled for nutplates, (though they had been removed and used on some other project) and when I went to install the spinner dome (no holes in it) ...
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    Due to the big gap in the RANS cowl, not using a...

    Due to the big gap in the RANS cowl, not using a 12" spinner as intended may be more draggy then the tighter cowl I see the Cubs use? And also let more air in then the outlet may be able to let out?...
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    I've been flying with a 6" skullcap on my RANS 7...

    I've been flying with a 6" skullcap on my RANS 7 for the last 2700 hrs, and have just fitted a 12" , what the plane and most importantly the cowl was designed to use. The exit area of the cowl was...
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    Piece of cake, I've gotten my 29' span S-7S...

    Piece of cake, I've gotten my 29' span S-7S through my shop 19' door easily, with two dollies under the mains (the rear already has a swivel wheel....) About 30 years ago I regularly fit a 19.5' span...
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    I get into my tandem taildragger S-7S different...

    I get into my tandem taildragger S-7S different then most I guess. I back up, step onto the tire, put my butt on the door opening bottom, then reach into the cockpit and grab the overhead cross bar...
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    Reading the above shipping routes and carriers...

    Reading the above shipping routes and carriers make me want to give my UPS guy a big hug, ( a fist bump I meant) even 5 miles out of Inkom I get stuff from about anywhere in single digits time...
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